Dear Administrators, Educators and Friends:
Thirty years ago, for me, life as a teenager was very difficult at the best of times. Being a teenager and young adult today is in most cases, UNBEARABLE.
"According to WHO, approximately one million people commit suicide each year worldwide, that is about one death every 40 seconds or 3,000 per day. For each individual who takes his/her own life, at least 20 attempt to do so."
"The CDC reports: While suicide does not seem terribly common, it is nevertheless a major cause of death. It is the third leading cause of death for youth ages [...]
Like me, you have probably heard of the Law of Attraction… but now, I can prove that it really works because it worked for me. We have a great life now, but I want it to be even better so I visualize how my days and weeks will go and I make goals to achieve that ideal life that I have visualized for our future. We work really hard to create our dream life. A while ago we went on the magic Disney cruise and it was a dream come true for my family.
We had the cruise paid for as well as the flights booked but we forgot to save money for spending. We solved that problem by applying for a [...]
I had a great conversation with my friend Isabel the other day. Our talk ended with me looking back at my past and those bad memories. I have had many counseling sessions in my life because once I made a suicide attempt and then later on I lost my baby in a miscarriage. Counselling and talking to Trevor, my husband has helped conquer the depression that I suffered with.
At my age of 41, you would think that I would have full control of my emotions especially as I know really well that my inner self controls my outer self. But it’s not the case, that inner little girl is still there who [...]
I received an email from my daughter’s school in the fall of 2012. This email opened up my past wounds and secrets that no one knew about but Trevor, my husband. The email was really disturbing and bought me to tears. It said that my daughter’s 13-year-old classmate named Mary had committed suicide by swallowing pills from her parent’s bathroom. I was concerned about my daughter’s state of mind, because she really liked Mary.
I listened to my daughter talk about her emotional day. She was really confused, sad and angry at Mary and could not understand how Mary was gone so quickly. I[...]